Another readathon that I always enjoy participating in is the #AYEARATHON. During the first full week of every month, we read books that correspond to a specific theme. All of the themes will be listed below, but here are the immediate details that you will need if you want to participate, and you can join the group on Goodreads if you want to chat with us!

readathon dates: 1.07.19-1.13.19
theme: throwbacks
rules: read childhood favorites or books that had an impact on your teens.
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January (7-13): throwbacks
February (4-10): Harry Potter
March (4-10): standalones
April (1-7): re-reads
May (6-12): finish/catch-up
June (3-9): LGBTQIA
July (1-7): read 5 different types of books
August (5-11): read the 5th book on your TBR
September (2-8): new beginnings
October (7-13): horror/thriller/mystery
November (4-10): mythology & retellings
December (2-8): graphic novels & short stories

Because I want to read across a few genres, let’s start by going really old school. When I was really little, my momma used to primarily read me two series: ANIMAL ARK and THE BOXCAR CHILDREN. Why not put in one from both of those? I recently started rereading/collecting the ANIMAL ARK books and can totally see why I was so in love with them as a child, but it’s been a long time since I’ve even opened my copy of The Boxcar Children, so it’ll be interesting how much I like it now as an adult.

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Puppies in the Pantry by Lucy Daniels

When I got a little older, I really enjoyed books about knights and dragons (still my favorite topics, to be honest). In 2003 (third grade), I discovered Tamora Pierce, who still remains my favorite author to this day. It’s only fitting to add her into the mix, along with some of my absolute favorite knight and dragon stories from the early 2000s. I recently purchased this particular edition of the King Arthur tales, but I’m still counting it because I read so many different editions as a child.

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
Dragon’s Bait by Vivian Vande Velde
King Arthur and His Knigths of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green

I plan to start with one of the younger books, probably The Boxcar Children, just because I’m curious to see how much I still like it as an adult.

That’s all I’ve got for today, but I’ll see you again next week! Thanks for stopping by, lovelies! ♥


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